[ubuntu] No splash screen after 3.0.0-15 kernel update

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Today I updated to the 3.0.0-15 kernel, and afterward the Ubuntu splash screen no longer appears during startup and shutdown. After the GRUB menu I get a black screen with a flashing cursor for several seconds, followed by a purplish screen with plain "Ubuntu 11.10" text, four dots underneath, and then some low-level boot messages. The same thing happens when shutting down. I checked the GRUB configuration, and the "ro quiet splash" options are still there. The only difference I see between the updated configuration and an old backup is that "vt.handoff=7" has (Hardware)